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Reference Sources for Historical Linguistics

Below are some key reference texts for historical linguistics and language change. The Comparative-Historical Linguistics bibliography in the Oxford Bibliographies series provides a nice overview of key themes, scholars and texts in the field.

New Books on Historical Linguistics at UBC Library

Library Subject Headings

UBC Library, like most academic libraries, uses Library of Congress Subject Headings. Books on Historical Linguistics can be found in the UBC Library catalogue under these Subject Headings:

For books on the history of a specific language or language family, use the following format to narrow your search results:

Historical Linguistics: Key Journals

Journal of Historical Linguistics
Folia Linguistica
Diachronica. International Journal for Historical Linguistics
Language Dynamics and Change